October 15 – Scores & Last Week of Regular Season!

October 15, 2017

Time flies when it comes to soccer. All three teams are entering their final week of regular season . . . recap and looking forward:

Reserve

  • The Reserves had a great road game last Wednesday (10/11) vs. Mt. Royal Academy. According to Coach Alloway, “The Reserves came back from Newbury on Wednesday night with a hard fought, well earned 3-2 victory. Kara Wittman, Kelly Citera and Molly French all found the back of the net with assists going to Alice Garner, Luna Falkenburg and French. Coach Alloway declared after the match ‘I thought we played one of our best games of the season from start to finish. Excellent goalkeeping, strong defense, great midfield play and hard work from the forwards. We have several defenders playing hurt and their strength and tireless work ethic really has a positive effect on the rest of the team. There is no doubt that the entire squad is coming together at just the right time.” Coach Redpath added, “t was really great to see the whole team play together tonight to get a well-earned W! Super proud of our girls :)”
  • The Reserves came out on the short end of the game against KUA on Friday  losing 2-0. Coach Alloway said, “KUA JVs are a very good team and have lost only once all season. I’m not one to make excuses, but our hosts insisted we play 15 minute quarters instead of 2 halves and I could tell that threw us off a little, myself included.” Co-captain Fiona Barthel sustained a season ending injury late in the game when she collided with an opponent. Alloway remarked “Losing Fiona is tough on many levels. She has played hurt all year. She has been a great captain and teammate for us. Fiona and fellow sophomore Maddy Bridge have done an outstanding job of anchoring the back four and mentoring the younger players all season.”
  • Looking forward: The Reserves face another tough opponent on Monday (10/16) – the Sunapee JVs – 4:30 at Huntley Meadow; and finish their season on Friday (10/20) against Sharon Academy – 4:30pm at Huntley Meadow.

Jr. Varsity

  • The JVs played well, but had a couple of defensive miscues in a 2-5 loss to Bow on Tuesday (10/10) at home.
  • The girls saw a return to form on Thursday (10/12) when they controlled play in their home match with ConVal. the final was 2-0.
  • Finally, the JVs played well in a 1-0 road win over Oyster River on Saturday (10/14). After a breakaway/nice shot goal in the second half, the girls held on through a late game Oyster River offensive onslaught . . Nice win.
  • Looking Forward – Jr. Varsity will be at home (HHS Grass) on Wednesday (10/17) vs. Plymouth. Game time is 4:30pm. The regular season will close out with a road game vs. Hollis-Brookline on Friday (10/20) – game time is 4:00pm. Finally, the JVs will host their annual JV Tournament on Saturday (10/21). Game schedule will be posted here in the next couple of days.

Varsity

  • Although they played well, Varsity suffered a tough home loss vs. Bow on Tuesday (10/10). There were opportunities, but the ball wouldn’t go into the net for the girls. The final was 0-2.
  • Varsity came roaring back on Thursday (10/12) with a convincing 3-1 win over ConVal at home. The game was marked by great pace and passing.
  • Saturday’s (10/14) away match vs. Oyster River also came out with a good result – 1-0. After a rough first half, the girls found their touch and had possession through much of the second.
  • Wednesday (10/18) will be ‘Senior Night’ for the girls – we’ll be honoring our seniors with a short ceremony before the game – be there by 4:05pm if you’d like to show your appreciation. The ceremony will be followed by match vs. Plymouth starting at 4:30pm.
  • The regular season will close out with a road game vs. Hollis-Brookline on Friday (10/20) – game time is 4:00pm.

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October 10 – This Week

October 10, 2017
  • The Reserve girls showed serios offensive chops on Friday (10/6) at the Sharon Academy. As noted by Coach Alloway, “The Reserves put it all together on Friday and defeated Sharon Academy JVs 11-0. Next up for the team is an away match with Mt. Royal Academy on Wednesday (10/11). Bus departs HHS at 3:15 returns 7:00pm. Game time is 4:30pm.  Location: Fischerfield Recreation Park, 200 Old Post RD. Newbury, NH. The girls have a second road game this week – they’ll visit Kimball Union Academy on Friday (10/13) for a 4:30pm match.
  • Both the Jr. Varsity and Varsity have full schedules this week:
    • Tuesday/Today (10/10) – Both teams will see home action vs. Bow – the matches are at 4:00pm on the Grass and Turf. This is a match-up against the #1 team in Division 2 for the Varsity – be there!
    • Thursday (10/12) – the JV girls will host Con-Val on the HHS Grass at 4:30pm, while the Varsity girls will host Con-Val on the HHS Turf at 6:00pm
    • Saturday (10/14) – a long road trip to Oyster River. The bus will depart HHS at 9:00am – JV game will start at 12:00 noon, while the Varsity girls will be up at 2:00pm.

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October 6 – Catching Up

October 6, 2017

It’s been a while – plenty of games to catch up:

  • Reserve – the girls saw home action vs. Mt. Royal Academy on Monday (10/2) – here’s what Coach Alloway had to say, “For the second game in a row, the Reserves played to a 1-1 draw. Kelly Citera scored the lone goal on an assist from Rosey Thompson. Coach Alloway said after the game ‘Co-captain Aimee Vollman was outstanding in goal and deserves a lot of the credit for preserving the tie. Mt Royal Academy is a worthy foe but I thought we pretty much dominated them from begging to end including overtime. It was very rewarding for Coach Redpath and myself to see some of things we have been stressing in training put into action on the pitch.’  He also was quick to praise co-captain Anika Jain, Maia Reynolds and freshmen Charlotte Sturm and Emily Fielder for their fine play in the midfield.” Up next for the Reserves is an away match with Sharon Academy on Friday, October 6 – game time is 4:30pm.
  • Jr. Varsity – On Saturday (9/30) the girls played Souhegan to a 0-0 tie on the HHS Grass. Coach Krass noted that Souhegan was a strong side but that the Hanover JVs played well. On Tuesday (10/3) the girls played well, but dropped a 0-1 decision to Kearsarge at home. According to Coach Krass, “We out played them but couldn’t put it in. Ultimately, they know they played pretty well and I told them so.” And . . . on Thursday (10/5) the girls gained a 2-1 decision over Trinity at Rock Rimmon Park in Manchester. Next up for the JVs – home on the HHS Grass vs. Bow on Tuesday (10/10) – game time is 4:00pm.
  • Varsity – it’s been a week of 2-0. The girls played well vs. Souhegan last Saturday (9/30), using great possession and ball movement to walk away with a 2-0 home win. Early frustration set in Tuesday when the girls took on a highly defensive minded Kearsarge at home. Nevertheless, two late game goals gook the decision. Finally, the girls faced Trinity in Derryfield Park on Thursday (10/5) and were again faced with a frustratingly defensive minded opponent. Following some first half dithering, the girls quickly put it together in second half and walked away with the 2-0 win. Next up for the girls – home on the HHS Turf vs. Bow on Tuesday (10/10) – game time is 4:00pm. This is a big one – be there!

September 29 – Backward & Forward

September 29, 2017
  • The Reserves met the Fall Mt. JV team on Monday (9/25). Coach Alloway reports the following regarding the outcome, “On the hottest day of the year, the Reserves played Fall Mountain JVs to a 1-1 tie. The Team may have deserved better as they totally dominated their opponents in overtime. Freshman Kara Wittman had a shot clank of the right post that looked like the game winner when it left her foot. The lone goal of the game was scored by Molly French with an assist from Luna Falkenberg. Coach Alloway was quick to praise the entire team and said ‘Coach Kelsey Redpath and I could not ask for a better effort from the team. Everyone played their hardest. The team continues to work hard and improve in all aspects of the game. We are looking forward to productive training sessions for the rest of the week and we will be prepared for Mt. Royal Academy when they come to Huntley Meadows next Monday.” Reserves game will be on Monday 10/2 at Huntley Meadow – game time is 4:30pm. Note that a revised game schedule is available in the Reserve folder.
  • Jr. Varsity had a strong week, posting road victories vs. Lebanon (Tues 9/26) and Woodstock, VT (Thur 9/28). The JVs took down Lebanon 4-0 and Woodstock 2-0 for two clean sheets. JVs are up next at home on Saturday/Homecoming (9/30) vs. Souhegan on the HHS Grass; game time is 2:00pm.
  • Varsity ran into a defensive minded Lebanon under the hot sun on Tues (9/26). While there were a number of opportunities, 100 minutes of soccer ended in a 0-0 tie. Varsity is  up next at home on Saturday/Homecoming (9/30) vs. Souhegan on the HHS Turf; game time is 2:00pm.

Note that a revised Varsity/Jr. Varsity game schedule has been posted on their respective pages. There are time changes for the Thur 10/12 home games.

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September 29 – Backward & Forward

September 29, 2017
  • The Reserves met the Fall Mt. JV team on Monday (9/25). Coach Alloway reports the following regarding the outcome, “On the hottest day of the year, the Reserves played Fall Mountain JVs to a 1-1 tie. The Team may have deserved better as they totally dominated their opponents in overtime. Freshman Kara Wittman had a shot clank of the right post that looked like the game winner when it left her foot.  The lone goal of the game was scored by Molly French with an assist from Luna Falkenberg. Coach Alloway was quick to praise the entire team and said ‘Coach Kelsey Redpath and I could not ask for a better effort from the team. Everyone played their hardest. The team continues to work hard and improve in all aspects of the game.  We are looking forward to productive training sessions for the rest of the week and we will be prepared for Mt.Royal Academy when they come to Huntley Meadows next Monday.'”
  • Jr. Varsity had a strong week, posting road victories vs. Lebanon (9/26) and Woodstock, VT (9/28). The JVs posted two clean sheets: 4-0 vs. Lebanon and 2-0 vs. Woodstock. JVs are up next at home on Saturday/Homecoming (9/30) – game time is 2:00pm.
  • Varsity ran into a defensive minded Lebanon under the hot sun on Tues (9/26). While there were a number of opportunities, 100 minutes of soccer ended in a 0-0 tie. Varsity is up next at home on Saturday/Homecoming (9/30) – game time is 2:00pm.

Note that a revised Varsity/Jr. Varsity game schedule has been posted on their respective pages. There are time changes for the Thursday 10/12 home games.

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September 27 – Varsity Practice Changes

September 27, 2017

Varsity practices for the next three days are as follows:

  • Wednesday 9/27 – 3:00 to 4:30pm on HHS Grass;
  • Thursday 9/28 – 3:30 to 5:00pm on HHS Grass;
  • Friday 9/29 – 6:00 to 7:30AM on HHS Turf.

September 24 – What Up?

September 24, 2017
  • Look for Reserves at home (Huntley Meadow) tomorrow (Monday 9/25) vs. Fall Mountain. Game time is 4:30pm. This is a rematch, so look for tough competition.
  • Jr. Varsity is on the road at Lebanon on Tues (9/26) – game time is 4:30pm. JVs will also be on the road on Thursday (9/28) vs. Woodstock, VT – game time is 4:30pm.
  • Varsity had a good one on Friday (9/22) – beating John Stark 2-0 on the HHS Turf. This was a rematch of an earlier tie – and John Stark has been a tough rival for several years – a good effort by the girls. Varsity will be on the road at Lebanon on Tuesday (9/26) – game time is 4:30pm.

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September 22 – Early This Week & Game Today!

September 22, 2017
  • Varsity finally let loose in the scoring column in a 4-1 decision over Trinity at home on Tuesday (9/19). We’re looking for this trend to continue in a home match vs. John Stark today (Fri 9/22) on the Turf. This is a re-match of a tie at John Stark last week – and we’re looking for big fan support in what should be a great game. Game time is 4:00pm.
  • Jr. Varsity also found their scoring touch in a home match vs. Trinity on Tuesday (9/19) – the final was 4-1. the JV’s next match is away at Lebanon on Tues 9/26.
  • Reserve continued to play well in an away match vs. Sunapee on Wednesday (9/20). According to Coach Alloway, “The Reserves scored in the third minute of the game thanks to a spectacular goal from co-captain Anna Glen. Numerous offside calls and several brilliant saves by co-captain Aimee Vollman kept the opposition from scoring until late in the first half.  Knotted 1-1 at halftime, Sunapee came out strong and scored 3 in a row to make it 4-1. The girls never gave up and scored their second goal with 13 minutes remaining.  Rose Luttmer won a crucial 50-50 ball and found co-captain Anika Jain on the right flank. Jain played a beautiful through ball to Co-captain Alice Garner who delivered a strong finish for her second goal of the year. Coach Alloway had plenty of praise for Macy DeMara who stepped into an injury depleted back four, on short notice, and played her best game thus far.” The Reserves next see action Monday (9/25) at home (Huntley Meadow) vs. Fall Mountain – game time is 4:30pm.

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September 17 – Two out of Three Ain’t Bad

September 17, 2017

Our three teams played on the road Friday (9/15) and managed to come away with two wins:

  • The Reserves had a hard fought 3-2 win over Mt. Royal Academy. As noted by Coach Alloway, “The Reserves fought hard all game long; coming from behind twice, to defeat Mt. Royal Academy 3-2. Mt. Royal scored first but a determined Anna Glen found the back of the net a mere two minutes later, with an assist from Kelly Citera to tie the game going into half-time. Mt. Royal converted a penalty kick five minutes into the second half but it was all Hanover from there on. Molly French took a feed from Glen and scored on a breakaway from just inside the 18. Co-captain Glen was not finished and with 10 minutes remaining, played a beautiful through ball to Citera who then buried a blistering shot into the left side of the net, that the goalie had no time to even move for. Coach Alloway commented ‘The girls showed a lot of resiliency today.  It was great to see the things that we have been working on in training put into effect in the match’ “. Reserves’ next match is on Wednesday (9/20) on the road at Sunapee – game time is 4:00pm.
  • It was a tale of two halves for the Jr. Varsity, with a strong first half falling way to a less-strong second half in a loss to the Pembroke JV on the road. The final was 2-1 for Pembroke. JV’s next match is at home on the HHS Grass vs. Trinity on Tuesday (9/19) – game time is 4:00pm.
  • Though they out-shot their opponents by a 13 to three margin, Varsity only managed to eke out a 1-0 win over Pembroke on Friday (9/15). The girls are creating opportunities, but still seeking the sauce that pushes the ball into the net. Varsity’s next match is at home on the HHS Turf vs. Trinity on Tuesday (9/19) – game time is 4:00pm.

September 14 – More Results

September 14, 2017
  • Reserves had a strong effort in a 1-3 loss to Kimball Union Academy at home on Wednesday (9/13). In the words of Coach Alloway, “The Reserves led 1-0 at halftime thanks to a brilliantly placed ball into the lower left hand corner of the net by co-captain Anna Glen, but the visitors came roaring back in the second half to win the game 3-1.  Coach Alloway said ‘We know what we need to work on to improve as a team and are looking forward to a strong practice session tomorrow before we head down to Newbury on Friday to take on Mt. Royal Academy.’  The game starts at 4:30 and will be played at the Fischerfield Recreation Area located at 200 Old Post Rd.”
  • Varsity met up with arch rival John Stark in Weare on Wednesday (9/13). After giving up an early goal, the girls played hard through a tough match; while strong on possession, the great opportunities were few until late penetration and a goal from short range with three minutes to go. Although there were opportunities, there were no goals through 20 minutes of overtime – 1-1 Tie. The Varsity girls will be on the road Friday (9/15) vs. Pembroke. School dismissal is at 2:15pm and game time is 4:30pm.
  • Jr. Varsity will be on the road Friday (9/15) vs. Pembroke. School dismissal is at 2:15pm and game time is 4:30pm.

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